NEWARK — After canceling 20 trains on Monday morning NJ Transit canceled nearly another dozen trains in the afternoon.

A manpower shortage and mechanical problems were blamed for the cancellations, with no further explanation offered by the agency, which has said it's making better communications with riders a priority.

NJ Transit was cross-honoring systemwide all day Monday because of Sunday night's snow.

At least 11 trains scheduled to run after 3 p.m. were canceled as of 3:55 p.m., based on a count of each NJ Transit line's Twitter account. See the latest alerts here.

An engineer shortage that has vexed NJ Transit has 12 classes underway with new engineers. A class is scheduled to graduate at the end of April.

How did the numerous cancellations affect your commute? Join our Commuter Panel by contacting reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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